Compare & Contrast Everyday Use by Alice Walker

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1971: The Supreme Court upholds busing students to various schools in order for them to achieve greater racial integration.

1995: Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam leads the Million Man March in Washington, DC, as a show of solidarity and an opportunity for black men to publicly declare their support for family values.

1974: A black militant organization called the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps heiress Patty Hearst, forces her to rob a bank, and commits several other crimes.

1996: Drive-by shootings spurred by gang rivalries claim the lives of African-American musicians Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.

1973: Census bureau statistics place the poverty rate for a family of two at $2,984 per year.

1995: The poverty threshold for a family of two is $10,259 per year.

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